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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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          US$584
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          Reviewed 22 February 2016

          I will start by saying I consider us well traveled from multiple cruise ships, Europe, Mexico numerous times and the Caribbean. It had been a year since we last visited this hotel and were a little concerned that it may have gone downhill judging by...More

          2  Thank waynehath
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

          Dear waynehath, Thank you for choosing Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten yet again coming up with the saying Great Bay is still Great! We certainly appreciate this review and hope you one day return. Warm regards from sunny St. Maarten, - Martha...More

          Reviewed 22 February 2016

          The 2 floor elevator that links you to second elevator or upper or lower restaurants and pool and front door was broken they knew it was broken when i booked it 3 weeks ago am told it has been broken for 3 to 4 months...More

          4  Thank Andre N
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 25 February 2016

          Dear Andre N, We are glad that Renee was so helpful and to hear about this. Please feel free to email me. I'm sending your review to our Management Team to make sure proper accessibility is concerned further. Warm regards from sunny St. Maarten, -...More

          Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

          This is my 4th trip to this hotel. With each trip I noticed an improvement in the behaviour of the personnel. They are much friendlier since my first visit. Management must have worked hard to change the mentality. There is a wide variety of food...More

          5  Thank pmenassa
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 21 October 2016

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. We love to hear about our friendly team members and customer service...More

          Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

          Travel dates - Feb 13th to Feb 20th - like our other trips we were happily greeted by Innocent. Champagne and cold towns were immediately provided. We were then quickly picked up by our butler Edrick and escorted to our apartment on the Miramar side....More

          4  Thank VickiLy
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 21 October 2016

          Dear Guest, We are very pleased you chose to stay at our all-inclusive beach resort in St. Maarten. We enjoy hearing all about your stay and we certainly do appreciate this personalized feedback. Sunny regards from SXM, Martha Guest Engagement Coordinator

          Reviewed 20 February 2016

          Ok, I will start with the good. The customer service at Sonesta Great Bay is exceptional! Everyone from start to finish was wonderful. Nayoka (front desk), Ish and Owen (at the lobby bar), Nas and Ted (entertainment), and Alex all deserver a special shout out!...More

          1  Thank Matrix2123
          Response from LiveMaho, Guest Engagement Coordinator at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 11 May 2016

          Dear Matrix, Thank you for choosing our Resort and for writing in your feedback for us to submit into consideration. We do value your opinion and we are making many updates during this lower season. We appreciate all the staff mentions you included as well....More

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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Beachfront
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Casino and Gambling
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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          • US$276 - US$537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
          • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
          • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
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          • Number of rooms
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          David A
          are the pools saltwater
          20 June 2017|
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          Response from Marla S | Reviewed this property |
          No, they are not, at least they weren't when I was there.
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          Ashley H
          We are going to rent a car during our stay. Is there a parking fee at the resort and is there available parking?
          19 June 2017|
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          Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
          I felt compelled to provide an update to one of the answers that you received. The facility is a very long ways from a dump. It is, however somewhat older and in need of constant upkeep, as any facility in the tropics would... More
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          Ashley H
          Do the cabana rooms have a mini bar?
          19 June 2017|
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          Response from lovetogetoutofMI |
          All of the rooms have 3 bottles of local liquor (rum, gin and vodka) and a fridge with water, juice, soda and beer
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          "Best rooms are on higher floors - 5 and up."
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          "Ocean front view on a high floor is a must."
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          "The one bedroom suites on the "apartments" side has amazing ocean views and privacy."
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          "The Garden View rooms look out onto the street."
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